Monday, October 20, 2014
The Japanese government will mandate that in exchange for obtaining invention patent rights, companies should offer rewards to employees for their inventions, including financial incentives and promotions.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Although many consumers have opted for 4G mobile Internet service, consumers may not always get the faster service they signed up for, Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker Tsai Chi-chang (蔡其昌) said on Friday.
A move by China Steel Corp. (中鋼), one of the leading steel makers in Taiwan, to cut its domestic wholesale product prices for December delivery showed caution about demand in the fourth quarter, market analysts said Saturday.
Market capitalization of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE, 台灣證券交易所) fell more than 5 percent this week compared with a week earlier as the local main board suffered a plunge that reflected the continued foreign institutional selling, according to the TWSE.
E United Group (義聯集團), one of Taiwan's largest conglomerates, has teamed up with Chinese steelmaker Anshan Iron and Steel Group Co. (Ansteel, 鞍山鋼鐵集團) for future business expansion in a wide range of industries beyond the steel sector.
The launch of two new iPhones by Apple Inc. is expected to help Taiwanese firms in the U.S. consumer electronics giant's supply chain boost shipments and in turn lift Taiwan's export orders in September, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday.
The number of social service and charity groups in Taiwan has grown significantly over the past decade, suggesting the public was paying more attention to social welfare issues, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.011 to close at NT$30.421, as foreign investors moved their funds out of the country, pushing up demand for the U.S. currency, dealers said.
A department store yesterday announced brisk sales on its annual promotional discount, as consumers load up kitchen and cooking products during its annual promotional sales drive season that kicked off on Thursday.
Friday, October 17, 2014
China's overseas investments almost doubled year-on-year to US$9.79 billion in September, the government said Thursday, again exceeding incoming funds even though they recovered from multi-year lows.